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My Mom's Chocolate Pie

Author/Submitted by: The Best of Country Cooking--Jo Merrill, By "Lloyd A. Carver" <lloyd2@mindspring.com> on Jan 5, 1996
Servings: 8
Categories: Chocolate / Desserts / Pies & Pastries

Ingredients:
1    pie crust (9 inch), baked

--Filling--
3    unsweetened chocolate squares
2/3  cup  sugar, to 1 cup
1/2  cup  all-purpose flour
2 2/3  cups  milk
1/4  teaspoon  salt
1  tablespoon  butter
4    egg yolks, beaten
1  teaspoon  vanilla extract

--Whipped Cream Topping--
1  cup  whipping cream, chilled
1/4  cup  confectioner's sugar
1  teaspoon  vanilla extract
    chocolate curls

Directions:
Melt chocolate in top of double boiler. Add sugar blended with flour, milk, salt, and butter to chocolate. Stir with a wire whisk over hot water until thick. Cook, uncovered, 10 minutes longer. Add 1 cup of chocolate mixture to beaten egg yolks, beating both together. Add to rest of cocolate mixture in pan and cook 5 minutes longer. Remove from heat and add vanilla; blend. Cool slightly. Pour into pie crust and refrigerate. Make topping by placing all ingredients in bowl and beating until stiff; don't overbeat. Pipe onto pie or frost with this topping. Top with chocolate curls or leaves if desired. Store in refrigerator.


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